Jay-Z vs. Jim Jones: The Anthology
Here's to all you hip-hop historians: 10-link synopsis of this year's most interesting beef.
Cam'ron - "Wet Wipes" Video
Cam'ron draws first blood by featuring a Jay-Z lookalike (59-year old J.J. Evans for that matter) in his "Suck it or Not/Wet Wipes" video.
Cam'ron - You Gotta Love It
Cam strikes again. Jay-Z responds on the HP Commercial ("This game is over, I wonder if he knows.") Cam strikes again via Yung Joc's "It's Goin' Down (Remix)."
Jim Jones - "Alarm"
Jimmy picks up where Cam left off, after hearing that Jay-Z was about to come out of his fake retirement to try and resuscitate NY hip-hop.
Hov Is Home (Jay-Z interview w/Flex)
Jay announces on Funk Flex's that Jimmy is like the 9th guy on a team, the heckler.
Jay-Z - Funkmaster Flex Freestyle
Acknowledging Jones' presence was only the genesis of Jay's dilemma.
Dame Dash + Jim Jones - Kingdom Done
Apparently, Dame Dash wasn't too pleased with Jay's allegations on "Lost One."
Jay-Z - "Brooklyn High"
Like he did with Nas' "Got Yourself a Gun," Hov jacks Jim Jones' "We Fly High (Ballin')" beat and hands Jimmy his ass on a plate. Only this time he was going at a business savvy, success-hungry artist.
Jim Jones ft. Jay-Z & Juelz Santana - "We Fly High"(Beef Mix)/ Old-heads Remix
Capo takes advantage of Jay's generosity and gets himself some extra BDS.
Cam'ron - You Must Not Know
Cam attempts to finish what he started by dropping a dis on the same day Jay dropped Kingdom Come.
Jay-Z - "Dig a Hole"
Meanwhile, Kingdom Come features this solid response to Dipset and Dame Dash. Plus, the one line that would forever haunt Cam's career: "Only time you went plat my chain was on your neck."
-In this Staus Ain't Hood entry, Tom Breihan echoes my thoughts on the entire saga.
-Jim Jones - "We Fly High" (Chops Remix )